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Welcome to Cats Protection Isle of Wight Cat Centre

Run by a small team of dedicated team of cat lovers, we’re passionate about improving the lives of cats and kittens on the Isle of Wight. We work hard to find loving new homes for local cats in our care, offer support with neutering, and encourage general feline education and awareness on the Isle of Wight. 

Cat adoption in the Isle of Wight

Welcome to our Isle of Wight Adoption Centre, where we are committed to finding the perfect match for both you and the cats in our care. Adopting a cat can bring so much joy, love, and companionship into your life, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

CP cats are health checked, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and come with 4 weeks FREE Pet Plan insurance.

Our homing process is designed to help find the right cat for you and the right home for each of our cats. You can apply for any of our cats featured below, either online, via the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of each cat's profile, or request a Home Finder questionnaire to be emailed to you. Just email or call us T:03000 120251 during reception hours: 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm (closed Tuesdays).

Please note if you are in rented accommodation you will need written permission from your landlord to adopt a cat/kitten.

Cat Matchmaker request
If you're unsure about which cat is right for you, why not let us help you decide. Simply click the Cat  Matchmaker option (within the list of cats up for adoption) and we'll help you find the perfect match. 

Ensuring the best fit for your household and home
Once we’ve received your completed form, we use Google maps to give us an idea of your location and the suitability for the particular cat you’re considering. A home on a very busy road, for example, may not be suitable for an outdoor cat, so an indoor cat may be better. Where a location is not visible on Google maps, we may request a home visit. 

We ask for brief details of your household members and pets since we know they are important factors to consider when adopting a cat. All our cats' web profiles include information about their suitability for bonding with other animals and children. (If you have a dog, we do ask you to bring it in to meet your prospective cat to ensure compatibility).

Meeting your prospective cat (video calls may be offered for mainland enquiries)
We will follow-up with a call to give you the chance to ask any questions about the cat you're interested in. We will then welcome you to our Centre for a meet-and-greet with your cat. (At this stage we would be grateful if you could bring proof of ID showing your home address and, if applicable, written permission from your landlord). 

Collecting your cat
After preparing for your new arrival, we kindly request that you adopt your cat within seven days of meeting him or her. To help get you started, we have supplies of carriers, beds, trays, toys and food available for purchase, with all profits going towards the care of our cats.

Adoption fee
Our adoption fee is £100 for an adult cat and £120 for a kitten (under 6 months old). Payment is payable on collection of your cat and can be made by cash, card or cheque.

Further support
We believe that adopting a cat is the beginning of a lifelong relationship, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We will contact you about 7 days after adoption to ensure that you and your cat are settling well, and we are always available by email or phone to answer any questions.

Thank you for considering adopting a cat from Cats Protection Isle of Wight

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Fundraising events for cats in the Isle of Wight

Want to fundraise for cats in the Isle of Wight by taking part in one of our events? From summer fêtes to epic sporting challenges, we’d love to see you at one of our fundraising events soon. You can also check out the national Cats Protection events calendar here.

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Volunteer at Cats Protection Isle of Wight Cat Centre

Our amazing volunteers are the heart and soul of everything we do at our Isle of Wight Centre! Our volunteers don't just make a big difference to the lives of our feline friends, they also build lifelong friendships, develop valuable skills, and become an important part of our team dedicated to cat welfare. No matter how much time you can spare - be it an hour a week, a day a week, or an occasional day in the month - every moment helps us transform the lives of cats and kittens on this island.

Ready to make a difference?  Please see our volunteer opportunities below

Cat Foster Carers - Urgent!
Would you love to share your space with a purring companion, but not quite ready for the long-term commitment? As a Cat Foster Carer, you could enjoy the companionship of a cat or kittens temporarily, providing them with a loving, safe space until they find their forever homes. Not only will you have the chance to make a real day-to-day difference to the cats in your care, you'll also play a critical role in their journey towards a happier life.
All expenses are covered by us, and we offer full support and training to set you up for success Your role will include feeding, grooming, socialising and play, and ensuring their living area is clean and comfortable. All you need provide is a safe home, some spare time, and a whole lot of love for cats.

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you as soon as possible! We’re sure you have lots of questions, so why not check out this short video below or reach out to Emma (our Volunteer Team Leader) for an informal chat. If you’re ready to apply, brilliant! Simply click on this Fosterer Application Form link to download the form and either post the completed form to our IOW Centre or email it to Emma, at

Cat Care Volunteers
Our Cat Care Volunteers are part of a team that look after our cats whilst they’re in our care at our Centre. This is a truly unique opportunity for cat lovers, as our Cat Care Volunteers get to spend time directly with the cats when cleaning their pens, helping with feeding, grooming, socialising (and of course the occasional lap-time cuddle) before they find their forever homes.

As a Cat Care Volunteer, you will develop new skills, expand your knowledge of cat welfare and behaviour, whilst making a vital contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens in need by helping care for them before they find their forever homes. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers. We’re looking for someone with a love of cats and some experience in looking after a cat and a willingness to be part of a team of like-minded people.

Full training will be given, and all we ask is a weekly commitment to start at 8:30am for a minimum of two hours. If you’re interested please read the role description by scrolling down below and then fill out the online application. If you would like to know more before applying, we would LOVE to hear from you. Simply email Emma:

Isle of Wight Cat Centre - Contact Details

Cats Protection Isle of Wight Adoption Centre
122 Marlborough Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 1AW

For all enquiries

Phone: 03000 12 02 51 

Contact Hours
10am - 12pm and 1pm-4pm Daily
Please note the centre is closed on Tuesdays

Opening Hours (Appointment Only)
10.30-12pm - 1pm-3pm Daily
Please note the centre is closed on Tuesdays

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